What is a Petrochemical Pump?

Petrochemicals are a specific set of organic chemical compounds that are mainly derived from oil & gas, via hydrocarbon cracking and chemical processing. Petrochemical processing plants are located close to (or integrated within) oil refineries, to take advantage of feedstocks, which are typically ethylene, propylene, methanol, hydrogen and aromatic hydrocarbons. Petrochemical feedstocks are used to generate thousands of polymeric chemicals for industrial and consumer use.

How Does A Boiler Feed Pump Work?

Boilers heat water to make steam. Steam is used to heat buildings (via radiators) and it’s also used to make power via steam turbines. High pressure steam performs the mechanical work that turns steam turbines. Every power plant (from large utilities to smaller co-gen plants in universities, hospitals or industrial buildings) has an optimal steam velocity for its process. Water can flow through piping at velocities of 15 to 25 feet/second – but steam line velocities can range as high as 400 feet/second. The boiler feed pump is the heart of the process, because it keeps water flowing into the...

Benefits of an Industrial-Grade Pump

This article identifies areas where Sunflo industrial grade pumps can be deployed, and it also highlights the benefits of using a Sunflo pump in specific areas versus an API-610 pump. What are the different types of pumps and their industrial applications? Pumps move liquid (while compressors move gas). Pumps play a critical role in industrial applications, such as manufacturing, food & beverage processing, mining, chemical processing, power generation, and in the energy industries such as oil & gas production and refining. What are the most common process pump types? The most common types of process pumps are typically API 610...

The Benefits of Low Flow High Head Centrifugal Pumps

When it comes to pumps, the term “head” refers to the height a pump will push liquid up into the air. A high-head pump produces more pressure and will push liquid up further – whereas a medium head pump has more flow, but less pressure and therefore will not push the liquid as high. Low flow high head capability in centrifugal pumps is required in many critical applications in the hydrocarbon, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, gas production, and specialty processing industries. Sundyne makes Low Flow High Head Pumps in two main configurations: Vertical Low Flow High Head Pumps – are used...

About Sundyne

Sundyne is the world leader in delivering low-flow, high-head, integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors, sealless magnetic drive pumps and diaphragm gas compressors. Sundyne’s precision-engineered, highly reliable, safe & efficient pumps and compressors are used in chemical, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, hydrogen, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. Sundyne pumps and compressors are also available in API, ANSI/ASME, ISO, and other industry compliant designs.